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YWAM DTS & TrainingBasketball DTS

Join us in Louisville and use your passion for basketball to reach our neighbors and the nations. The basketball elective will enable you to connect with people on and off the court through the game you love. We’ll play pickup games around the city, run skill camps, host tournaments, and see God use what happens on the court to open doors for the Gospel.

The Basektball DTS includes all the classic elements of DTS. We’ll train you in hearing the voice of God, intercessory prayer, humility, forgiveness, healthy relationships, and so much more. The basketball focus is an add-on to help you develop teamwork and skill while investing in the lives of others. You’ll even have opportunity to use basketball in ministry overseas!

If you’re an athlete at any level and you want to invest your gifts in God’s kingdom, the Basketball DTS is for you. Hone your skills and allow God to increase your influence through your passion as you follow him. Join us and see just how much of an impact can be made – through Jesus, through basketball, and through you.

Topics include:

  • Godly character as an athlete
  • Sharing the Gospel through basketball
  • Humility on and off the court
  • Healthy competition

Real Life Change

The first twelve weeks of a YWAM DTS are saturated with life-changing teaching and discipleship. And that’s just the beginning! Learning extends beyond the classroom as you’re immersed in our missionary community.

  • Kick off each day with personal time with Jesus.
  • Discover your giftings in actions as you minister with us in our city.
  • Follow Jesus in a way that’s gritty and authentic as you live out the truth you’re learning alongside like-minded people.
  • Forge lasting friendships through a community environment and small group accountability.
  • Expand your concept of who God is as we pursue him together in worship and prayer.

Hands-on Ministry

You’ll take the next eight weeks to engage the nations with the Gospel. You and your team will meet both practical and spiritual needs as you share Jesus in a strategic overseas location. Destinations vary, but recent DTS YWAM teams have ministered in India, South Africa, Ukraine, and a few restricted-access nations that it’s better not to mention here.

Upcoming Basketball DTS Dates & Cost


Fall DTS

  • September 22, 2019 – February 29, 2020
  • Tuition: $3390 + $295 fee for a week-long conference + $110 Elective fee
  • Outreach cost: TBA (depends on location)

Spring DTS

  • March 29, 2020 – August 22, 2020
  • Tuition: $3390 + $195 fee for a week-long conference + $110 Elective fee
  • Outreach cost: TBA (depends on location)


Basketball DTS FAQ

How is the Basketball DTS different from other DTS options?

All of our DTS students will come together for regular classtime, as well as worship, intercession, small group, and other elements of training. The basketball DTS offers additional content geared towards developing you as a godly athlete, as well as providing opportunities for sports ministry.

Is there a required skill level?

The basketball DTS staff are gifted athletes, but not one of them has gone pro. If you’re ready to learn and participate fully, you’ll fit in just fine. If sports aren’t your thing, you should consider either the foundations DTS or another special-focus DTS that might be a good fit for you.

Do I need to bring any gear?

Anything that you regularly use to play basketball (shoes, shorts, basketball, etc) would be a good idea to bring along. As the school approaches we’ll let you know if there’s any additional equipment you should bring.

Is there an additional cost?

Yes, the elective fee is $110.

Learn More About YWAM DTS

Do you want to go deeper in your walk with God? Are you ready to step out and pursue God’s call on your life? Find out more about DTS.

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